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BPL Launches Wiki as Lightweight Backpacking Reference

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Patagonia Traverse Softshell Review

Don Wilson explores the new Patagonia Traverse Softshell clothing, with input from Ryan Jordan.

Arc’Teryx Squamish WindShell Review

A full-featured, high quality windshell

Patagonia R1 Hoody (Outdoor Retailer Winter Market 2008)

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Outdoor Research Ninjaclava (Outdoor Retailer Winter Market 2008)

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MontBell UL Down Inner Pants (Outdoor Retailer Winter Market 2008)

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Out of Your Comfort Zone: Through the Beartooth Mountains with Backpacking Light’s Wilderness Trekking III Program

BPL members and staff trek - off trails and off maps - through the snowy Beartooth Mountains

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